November MINI sales figures and BMW Group

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – December 1, 2010… The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported November sales of 22,883 vehicles, an increase of 27.1 percent from the 18,002 vehicles sold in November 2009. Year-to-date, the BMW Group has sold 238,157 vehicles, up 9.3 percent from the 217,840 units sold through November 2009.

“November is normally a tough month but we increased our sales momentum thanks to strong demand for our all-wheel-drive vehicles, the X5 and X6 in particular, and now that it’s available, the 5 Series with AWD,” said Jim O’Donnell, President and CEO of BMW of North America, LLC. “The overall market shows signs of improvement with consumer confidence increasing slightly but our dealers know they have to work for every sale and that work is paying off.”

BMW Brand Sales
Sales of BMW brand vehicles in November increased 30.2 percent for a total of 20,097 vehicles from the 15,438 units sold in November of last year. Year-to-date, BMW sales are up 11.8 percent to 196,833 vehicles from the 176,104 units sold in the same period of 2009.

In November, best performing vehicles included the 5 Series, up 58 percent to 5,042 units, 1 Series, up 40.7 percent to 1,019 units, and the 3 Series, up 36.6 percent to 8,928 units. The SAV segment continues to perform very well with the X5, up 24 percent to 3,436 units and the X6, up 30.8 percent to 561units.

BMW Pre-Owned Vehicles
Sales of BMW’s used vehicles (including certified pre-owned and pre-owned) increased 6.5 percent to 12,580 vehicles from the 11,815 units sold in November of last year. Year-to-date, used vehicle sales were up 5 percent to 153,048 units from the 145,763 units sold in the same period of 2009.

MINI Brand Sales
MINI USA reported sales of 2,786 automobiles, an increase of 8.7 percent from the 2,564 cars sold last year. Year-to-date, MINI USA is reporting sales of 41,324 automobiles, a decrease of 1 percent from the 41,736 cars sold in the same period of 2009.

Table: Sales BMW of North America, LLC – November 2010
Nov.
2010
Nov.
2009
%
YTD
2010
YTD 2009
%
BMW brand

20,097
15,438
30.2
196,833
176,104
11.8
BMW passenger cars

16,009
11,970
33.7
154,372
142,773
8.1
BMW light trucks
(SAVs)
4,088
3,468
17.9
42,461
33,331
27.4
MINI brand

2,786
2,564
8.7
41,324
41,736
-1.0
TOTAL Group

22,883
18,002
27.1
238,157
217,840
9.3

J.D. Power and Associates ranks MINI delaers at the top

J.D. power and associates did a survey for customer satisfaction at dealers and the major reason for people choosing a dealer to do business with was how they are treated and not the price of the vehicle. The perfect score in this survey is 1000 and MINI came in at 805, which is not really a big surprise because going to a MINI dealer is not like going to a normal dealer, it’s an experience.

Among mass-market brands, Mini ranks highest (805) and performs better than all other non-premium brands in three of the four factors measured. Mini is followed by Mercury (795) and GMC (792) in the mass market segment rankings

J.D. Power and associates full article and the J.D. Powers and Associates press release

MINI Cooper sales down-BMW Group up

BMW Group U.S. Reports October 2010 Sales
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – November 2, 2010... The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported October sales of 23,222 vehicles, an increase of 12.6 percent from the 20,619 vehicles sold in October 2009. Year-to-date, the BMW Group also reported a sales volume of 215,274 vehicles, up 7.7 percent from the 199,838 units sold through October 2009.

“The new product effect clearly showed in October with our 5 Series sales momentum increasing, especially with the introduction of all-wheel-drive for regions where it is highly desired,” said Jim O’Donnell, President and CEO of BMW of North America, LLC. “Furthermore, we are seeing some positive response from the overall market but with little job growth and only slight increases in consumer spending, our dealers have to fight for every sale, something they did very well this month.”

BMW Brand Sales
Sales of BMW brand vehicles in October increased 17.2 percent for a total of 19,272 vehicles from the 16,443 units sold in October of last year. Year-to-date, BMW sales were up 10 percent to 176,736 vehicles from the 160,666 units sold in the same period of 2009.
In October, best performing vehicles included the 1 Series, up 127.3 percent to 1,139 units and the 5 Series, up 61.8 percent to 4,925 units. The X5 continues to perform very well with an increase of 48.9 to 3,183 units.

BMW Pre-Owned Vehicles
Sales of BMW’s used vehicles (including certified pre-owned and pre-owned) decreased 7.2 percent to 13,867 vehicles from the 14,938 units sold in October of last year. Year-to-date, used vehicle sales were up 4.9 percent to 140,468 vehicles from the 133,948 units sold in the same period of 2009.

MINI Brand Sales
MINI USA reported sales of 3,950 automobiles, a decrease of 5.4 percent from the 4,176 cars sold last year. Year-to-date, MINI USA also reported sales of 38,538 automobiles, a decrease of 1.6 percent from the 39,172 units sold in the same period of 2009.

Table: Sales BMW of North America, LLC – October 2010

Oct.
2010
Oct.
2009
%
YTD
2010
YTD 2009
%
BMW brand

19,272
16,443
17.2
176,736
160,666
10.0
BMW passenger cars

15,486
13,630
13.6
138,363
130,803
5.8
BMW light trucks
(SAVs)
3,786
2,813
34.6
38,373
29,863
28.5
MINI brand

3,950
4,176
-5.4
38,538
39,172
-1.6
TOTAL Group

23,222
20,619
12.6
215,274
199,838
7.7
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